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The Business Of Mining: Profits, Losses, Hobbies and Businesses

Everyone can deduct all of the ordinary and necessary expenses of conducting a trade or business. But how can anyone hope to refute the IRS’s labeling of their activity as a hobby or, probably more importantly, hope to achieve the label of a tax business?

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